Military sports club ‘Berkut’, or ‘Golden Eagle’, is in Zhukovsky, Russia

Children as young a five sent on marches, trained in hand-to-hand combat

They are even trained to fire Kalashnikovs, small arms and throw grenades

The course offers preparation ‘to young fighters, to repel any enemy’

Parents urged to send kids before they become ‘gamblers or drug addicts’


PUBLISHED: 14:51 GMT, 24 March 2014 | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 24 March 2014

via Putin’s tiny army: Russian child soldiers trained in battle | Mail Online.